Farmer’s Market Staff/Harvest


Company: Quackenbush Farm
Location: Portland, OR
Compensation: 15-18/hr
Employment Type: Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Business, Production
Region: North Willamette Valley, Portland Area
Date Posted: February 10, 2024

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This is primarily a seasonal part-time weekend market vendor position with the option to work an additional day as part of our harvest crew on Fridays (8-30hrs/week depending).  Our farmer’s markets are vibrant, exciting social spaces and the highlight of the season for most of us at Quackenbush Farm! If you like talking to people, care about local, sustainable agriculture, and are fast and efficient at helping customers, we’d love for you to apply.

Primary Duties:

  • Set-up and take-down market booth, create beautiful displays of produce.
  • Interact with customers, answer questions, be knowledgeable about the produce we grow and sell.
  • Keep track of inventory, manage sales, restock inventory.
  • Drive the market truck between the farm and markets.
  • Optionally: Work as part of a small team of employees and volunteers to harvest the bounty on the farm.

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly, handle heavy market supplies.
  • Valid driver’s license is required to fulfill job duties (driving farm vehicles on public roads)Because our business is located in an area without access to reliable public transportation, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply.
  • A personal interest in sustainable agriculture and good food.

Schedule

Seasonal markets start late April/Early May, Saturdays and/or Sundays from 7am to 3pm. Harvest on Fridays from 8am to 4:30pm.  This position would end in late October, with potential for limited markets in November and December.

Compensation is $16-18/hr for market, $15/hr for harvest